[R-SIG-Mac] 64 bit R tcltk library problem: Symbol not found: _Tk_Init
smckinney at bccrc.ca
Fri Nov 7 20:20:19 CET 2008
Updated nightly build no longer has the TclTk
problem, packages are installing properly.
Thanks very much for the fix.
From: Simon Urbanek [mailto:simon.urbanek at r-project.org]
Sent: Thu 11/6/2008 1:41 PM
To: Steven McKinney; Steve Lianoglou
Cc: r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch Mail list
Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] 64 bit R tcltk library problem: Symbol not found: _Tk_Init
On Nov 6, 2008, at 16:29 , Steve Lianoglou wrote:
>> I then installed R.app from R-GUI-5256-2.8-leopard-Deployment64.dmg
>> and installed a number of bioconductor libraries from source.
>> I advanced farther in getting 64-bit R and libraries up and
>> running than at any previous attempt, and thought I finally had
>> functional 64 bit R available on my Mac.
>> But I keep hitting a tcltk problem that I can't seem to solve.
>> Whenever I'm trying to install a package that requires tcltk
>> the installation fails with this message:
>> Loading required package: tcltk
>> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath =
>> DLLpath, ...) :
>> unable to load shared library '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/
>> ppc64/tcltk.so, 10): Symbol not found: _Tk_Init
>> Referenced from: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library/
>> Expected in: dynamic lookup
> I know this doesn't really help you at all, but it seems that tcltk
> installed smoothly on my machine (Mac Pro) and I was able to compile
> a 4-way fat binary.
Indeed, this issue is specific to ppc64. The problem is that it's not
possible to build ppc64 binaries of R on an Intel machine so we have
to use another machine for the ppc64 build and that machine didn't
have the latest Tcl/Tk installed. This should be fixed now so please
try the updated nightly build tomorrow.
> In trying to be a little helpful, though ...
>> Initially I installed several Bioconductor packages,
>> using biocLite() e.g.
>> biocLite("beadarray", type = "source")
> You don't actually need to install bioconductor packages from source
> -- they're already compiled as a 4-way fat binary for Leopard as of
> bioconductor 2.3 ... while it doesn't help you much here, perhaps
> it's good to know to save you install/compile time in the future.
> Steve Lianoglou
> Graduate Student: Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
> Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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